From the New York Times' Dining Section... 101 Simple Appetizers in 20 Minutes or Less - Mark Bittman answers all our holiday prayers with a hundred and one ideas for simple and delicious appetizers for a crowd. Whip up seared steak bites with whole-grain mustard, fried Manchego, garlic shrimp, and 98 more.... More from the NY Times below.
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